Creative Connections is perfect for students and families who:
Value the visual and performing arts
Envision a balanced and integrated education for the “whole child”
Want a smaller school environment with a challenging academic curriculum
What is the Focus?
To encourage students to be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and lifelong learners.
To create a climate where students master skills and knowledge, create art, respect quality, and are committed to excellence.
To foster communication between students, parents and teachers.
To provide experiences that develop the “whole child” academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
To expose families to the visual and performing arts from a variety of cultures.
What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a school established to provide students and parents with more choices in educational opportunities and programs.
CCAA is a public school, accountable to the Board of Trustees of the Twin Rivers Unified School District.
CCAA offers a variety of options in its programs and has a tremendous amount of parent, community, and staff involvement.
A commitment by the parent/guardian to volunteer 30 hours of their time with school-related functions is strongly recommended to ensure the quality of our program.
Creative Connections is a K-12 public charter school within the Twin Rivers Unified School District.
Our high school is WASC accredited, all core classes meet the UC A-G requirements, AP Classes are available and all teachers are fully credentialed. Visual and performing arts electives are our focus: Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts including Digital Media.
Students also have access to all of the support staff of the Twin Rivers USD.
What Can I Expect?
The arts are infused into the curriculum as a means of accessing, understanding, and adding depth to academic studies.
Small school with a family atmosphere.
Social curriculum emphasizes positive character traits including tolerance, non-violent communication, and conflict resolution.
Rigorous core classes meet college entrance standards.
Field Study days ensure that learning goes beyond the classroom walls.
Student leadership encouraged.
Creative Connections Arts Academy (CCAA) is an arts integration charter school.
Serves approximately 625 students.
All students participate in an arts experience annually.
CCAA features a resident artist.
Students have three field study days, in which students explore careers, community service and possible field trips as part of the regular curriculum.
CCAA offers sequential instruction in dance and music, both vocal and instrumental.
Offers several after-school programs.
High school offers several visual and performing arts electives.
Students in kindergarten through sixth grade discover the arts through exploratory classes offered twice a week.
CCAA received the Civic Learning Award of Merit in 2014-2015.
CCAA is one of two schools in California selected to be affiliates to the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program.
CCAA offers a media program beginning in fourth grade with opportunities for media production and live broadcast.